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Sport Famous athletes who became business tycoons

23:50  15 february  2020
23:50  15 february  2020 Source:   thestacker.com

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Sophie Gradon et al. posing for the camera: Sophie Gradon, Aaron Armstrong and Mike Thalassitis all died in tragic circumstances before Caroline Flack was found dead © Getty/UGC Sophie Gradon, Aaron Armstrong and Mike Thalassitis all died in tragic circumstances before Caroline Flack was found dead

Caroline Flack is the fourth person linked to Love Island to have died in tragic circumstances.

The former presenter of the show, 40, was found dead at her new flat in east London on Saturday. It is believed she took her own life.

Her family said in a statement: "We can confirm that our Caroline passed away today, the 15th of February.

"We would ask that the press respect the privacy of the family at this difficult time and we would ask they make no attempt to contact us and/or photograph us."

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Three people linked to the dating show had already died.

Sophie Gradon, who appeared as a contestant in the show in 2016, was found hanged at her home in 2018 at the age of 32.

a man wearing glasses and smiling at the camera: Tragic Mike Thalassitis © PA Tragic Mike Thalassitis

Her boyfriend Aaron Armstrong, who had found her body, went on to hang himself three weeks later. He was 25.

Mike Thalassitis, who appeared in the 2017 series, was 26 when he was found hanged in a park in March last year.

Mr Thalassitis, whose occupation was given at the inquest into his death as celebrity, left notes to his family making clear his intention to kill himself.

He was found by a jogger in Church Street Recreation ground next to Haselbury Road in the north London borough where he lived, shortly before 9.30am on March 16 2019.

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An officer who attended the scene said a black notebook had been found near where he died.

Giving evidence at the inquest, Police Constable Emma Clauson said: "I looked through the notebook which was a sort of combination of a diary and letters and positive thoughts.

"At the back of the diary was a number of notes that had been addressed to his family."

The inquest heard toxicology results showed there was cocaine, alcohol, paracetamol and antidepressants in his system at the time of his death.

a close up of Sophie Gradon et al. looking at the camera: Sophie Gradon and boyfriend Aaron Armstrong both took their own lives © Instagram Sophie Gradon and boyfriend Aaron Armstrong both took their own lives

The death of Mr Thalassitis prompted calls from Health Secretary Matt Hancock for reality shows to do more for competitors once they have become famous.

Earlier in 2019, a coroner in Tyneside issued a warning about mixing alcohol and cocaine after another Love Island star, Miss Gradon, hanged herself having consumed both substances.

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Coroner Eric Armstrong said research in the US said the combination was known to make someone 16 times more likely to kill themselves.

Miss Gradon was found at her home in Ponteland, Northumberland, by her boyfriend and his brother in June 2018.

Her boyfriend, Mr Armstrong, was found hanging three weeks later, having also taken cocaine and alcohol, and the coroner made a similar ruling at the inquest into his death.

The couple were not staying together on June 19, the night before she was found, because each was looking after their parents' dogs, but they had exchanged loving messages.

He was concerned when he did not hear from her on June 20 and went round with his brother Ryan and they broke in when they looked through the living room window.

They found her in the living room with her mobile phones nearby, and attempts to give her CPR continued until paramedics arrived.

Detective Sergeant Neill Jobling told the inquest Miss Gradon had previously had mental health issues, including low self-esteem and anxiety, and had been prescribed medication for it which she was still taking when she died.

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The deaths of Miss Gradon and Mr Thalassitis, who appeared on Love Island in 2017, led to increased scrutiny on ITV over the reality show's aftercare.

a close up of a man and a woman wearing a hat: Caroline Flack with boyfriend Lewis Burton before a court case forced them apart © Collect Caroline Flack with boyfriend Lewis Burton before a court case forced them apart

Following the latest news of Flack's death, an ITV spokeswoman said: "Everybody at Love Island and ITV is shocked and saddened by this desperately sad news.

"Caroline was a much loved member of the Love Island team and our sincere thoughts and condolences are with her family and friends."

The troubled Love Island star stepped down from presenting the current winter series of the show after she was alleged to have assaulted her boyfriend Lewis Burton 27, at her then flat in Islington, north London, in December.

She entered a not guilty plea to the assault charge at Highbury Corner Magistrates' Court and she was released on bail, with conditions that stopped her having any contact with Burton ahead of a trial in March.

Caroline Flack wearing a blue shirt: Caroline Flack is the fourth person linked to Love Island to tragically die © Getty Images Caroline Flack is the fourth person linked to Love Island to tragically die

A highlights episode of Love Island, called Unseen Bits, that was due to air on Saturday evening on ITV2 was pulled from the schedule.

Channel 4 has also said it will no longer air The Surjury, a new cosmetic surgery-based TV series with Flack as its host.

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A Channel 4 spokeswoman said: "We are shocked and saddened to hear the tragic news about Caroline Flack. Our deepest sympathies go out to Caroline's family and friends.

"Under the circumstances, we have decided not to broadcast The Surjury."

Burton, a former professional tennis player, had shared a post declaring his love for Flack on his Instagram Stories on Valentine's Day.

Along with a picture of the two of them together, he wrote: "Happy valentines, love you."

Flack had also taken to social media shortly before her death, sharing a collage of pictures of herself with her pet dog on Instagram on Thursday.

Laura Whitmore, who replaced Flack on Love Island for the latest series, tweeted "I'm trying to find the words but I can't", followed by a broken heart emoji.

Dermot O'Leary who previously worked alongside Flack on The X Factor, posted a picture of the pair of them together on Instagram.

He said: "Just the worst news. Poor soul. Sending love to hers, and yours. Hold them tight tonight people. X Candles lit."

TV presenter Davina McCall also tweeted in reaction to the news of Flack's death.

The Masked Singer star tweeted: "I'm so so sad to hear about @carolineflack1.

"I don't even know what to say. But my heart goes out to her friends and family x I might be a bit quiet tonight on social media .. just doesn't seem right."

Flack's TV presenting roles have included Gladiators, I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! NOW!, The X Factor and The Xtra Factor.

She won Strictly Come Dancing in 2014 while paired with professional dancer Pasha Kovalev.

The following year she joined the revival of dating reality show Love Island on ITV2.

She hosted the first five series of the popular programme - one of the most-watched reality shows in the UK in recent years and won a TV Bafta in 2018 - as well as its spin-off programme Aftersun.

Flack's death also comes after ITV axed The Jeremy Kyle Show last May, following the death of Steve Dymond who appeared on the programme.

Mr Dymond, 63, died around a week after reportedly failing a love-cheat lie detector test on Kyle's confrontational daytime show.

The construction worker was found in his room in Portsmouth on May 9 after splitting from on-off fiancee Jane Callaghan.

In October last year, MPs accused ITV Studios of "corporate failure of responsibility" towards Kyle's guests after viewing new, behind-the-scenes footage from a whistleblower.

The footage showed guests being filmed backstage and in dressing rooms.

The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, which is investigating reality TV, said the footage "makes a mockery of the 'aftercare' it has claimed to provide".

The vulnerability of participants on The Jeremy Kyle Show was being "exploited" for the "purpose of entertainment", MPs said.

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